Kingdom of Nepal
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Boudhanath बौद्धनाथ, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004

The watchful eyes are the classic symbol of Nepal. The eyes symbolize the Buddha’s eyes who looks in all directions. The nose is actually Nepalese script for the number one. There is a third-eye in the forehead.


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Sadhu, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Clothes for sale, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Temple hidden in the alleys of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Monkey business, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Happily arriving to Tatopani, Nepal — December 4, 2004


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The offices of Federation of Swoyambhu Management & Conservation (FSMC), Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Swayambhunath, Kathmandu स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप, Nepal — December 2004


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NRs. 75.00 ticket for Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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In honor of Shiva, wherever He may be, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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I found this temple hidden in the alleys of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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I found this temple hidden in the alleys of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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My driver from Tatopani to Kathmandu, Nepal — December 4, 2004


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The bus to Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Night in Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Burning Ghats of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Swayambhunath, Kathmandu स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप, Nepal — December 2004


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Stupa at the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Street writing, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Crowds on the burning Ghats of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Curious fella, Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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Back alleys of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


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The Hindu part of Kathmandu, Nepal — December 2004


Nepal 2004 Journal
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Kathmandu, Nepal:

I enjoyed my week in Kathmandu. Highlights included visiting Boudhanath stupa (consider walking during rush hour), Swayambhunath (definitely walk up the stairs in front), and ancient Durbar Square during both the day and evening. Also fun was browsing around the endless shopes of Thamel. The cafes served great local and Western food, and there were many travelers to swap stories and advice. Another highlight was walking to the town of Patan. It is not tough to navigate there and pass through some local parts of town on the way that you would miss in a taxi. I also found wandering aimlessly around the alleys of Kathmandu served up adventure after adventure. There are hidden temples, locals markets, children, monekys, cafes and excitment everywhere. Don’t be afraid; Kathmandu is a safe city.

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Interestingly, back in 2004 anyhow, for cheaper flights, buy them in Nepal direct. This is the travel agent that I used. I think they are still in business

Hu-Yian Travels & Tours (P.) Ltd.
Attention: Pramod
Email: pkunwar82@yahoo.com

Next country: Thailand

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